Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Kaliny-kalinypa (Honey grevillea) is a straggly looking shrub with long, narrow leaves. It is recognised by the bright yellow and green flowers in long spikes.

It is the flowers of the Honey Grevillea (the flowers that produce the sweet nectar is at its best in the early mornings) that produce a sweet thick honey-like nectar that is enjoyed by birds, ants, and Aboriginal people, who consume it as a sweet treat. They can be sucked directly from the flower (and is a popular treat for Aboriginal children). The flowers are also soaked in water to make a sweet cordial-like drink.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Genus: Grevillea
  • Species: G. eriostachya
  • Binomial name: Grevillea eriostachya